Custom designs, focused on site integration and maximum solar gains, yet able to withstand our Westcoast climate.  Whether you’re looking to customize existing plans, or would like to design your own dream home, we can help bring your ideas to fruition.  With our extensive experience in design, we can help create beautiful homes with efficient, livable interiors, as well as planning and fulfilling your landscape needs on the exterior.


Square One Developments has significant experience managing projects on the Westcoast.  Our experience ranges from small renovations and fullscale overhauls of existing residential and commercial properties, to taking custom dream homes from idea to reality.  Managing the suppliers, subtrades and timelines necessary to complete a home on the edge of Vancouver island is a skill best suited to a local, licenced and experienced builder.  We offer the knowledge, skill base, and connections to create custom millwork, builtins, metal fabrication, glass and concrete details, and anything else necessary to fulfill your needs



We have an extensive list of successful renovations, from quaint waterfront cottages, to large fullscale resorts and restaurants.  Some of the top businesses and restaurants on the westcoast have chosen us to renovate their commercial venues.


One of the basic tenets driving our Custom Home Design, is that every site deserves a specific home.  This is especially necessary in Ucluelet and Tofino, where the orientation and window design is necessary to maximize home heating efficiency while keeping in mind the extreme weather which makes our towns so special.  We strive to create a home which will be an extension of its surroundings, and which will enhance the lives of the people within.



- How much is it to build per square foot?

This is typically the first question every client asks. Unfortunately there is no real answer, and is comparable to someone asking you‘how much is a new car?’. However, we can sit down and discuss what you think your home's interior and exterior styling will be and then compare those ideas to past products for a rough idea of square foot price to get you started.

- Can we bring you our own set of house plans?

Yes, most people nowadays will find a home they like online or in a magazine. We can build to those design specifications or tweak those designs to suit your lot and our West Coast environment. And of course plans done by other designers are always welcome.

- Are you licenced? What does this mean?

Yes, we are a fully insured and Licensed Company. You can find out what this means and what your 2-5-10 Home Warranty will provide here:

- How long does the construction process take?

A standard residential home will generally take around 6 months, but of course this might vary slightly depending on the design of the house and the type of building lot.